These little granola cups are perfect for holding yogurt and fruit for a delicious snack or breakfast! Let the kids mix the ingredients and press into the muffin tin before baking, then they can top with their favorite ingredients. They’re also perfect for birthday parties as a fun activity and healthy snack.
Nutrition Tip: Whether you enjoy the coconut meat, milk, cream, butter, or oil, they are all great for improving immunity. Coconut aids in killing the harmful bacteria that cause illness, and is also antiviral, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic.
Few things go as well together as granola and yogurt, and in this recipe, we’re leveling up the pairing! Granola and yogurt are already incredibly healthy, but by adding cinnamon, chopped cherries, and peaches to the mix, you’re going to create a concoction so tasty you’ll wonder if you’re eating dessert for breakfast.
What Makes the Granola Cups?
Believe it or not, these granola cups aren’t made with eggs! All you need is banana, honey, vanilla extract, oats, coconut, cinnamon, and salt to make them! You’ll mix them up, bake them for 12 minutes, let them cool and then fill them with the delicious filling.
Healthy Ingredients Make up These Coconut Granola Fruit Cups
Bananas, cherries, peaches, and coconut flakes are all good for you. That’s right, these tasty foods can actually help improve your health.
Bananas are a great source of potassium, which can help regulate blood pressure. Cherries are full of antioxidants, which can help reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases. Peaches are a good source of fiber, which can help with digestion. And coconut flakes contain lauric acid, which has antibacterial and antiviral properties.
The vanilla Greek yogurt you’ll fill the granola cups with is also really good for you. There are many benefits of eating Greek yogurt, including the fact that it can help you lose weight, improve your gut health, and increase your energy levels.
Greek yogurt is also a great source of protein, calcium, and other nutrients. And, if you want to add a little extra sweetness, you could top your cups with an extra drizzle of honey or maple syrup. Not too much though! These are supposed to be healthy breakfast cups!
Nutrition Wise – These Cups Pack a Healthy Punch
These little cups feature 3.5 grams of protein and 2.5 grams of fiber and are under 100 calories per serving. You could indulge in two or three of them and still be under 300 calories for breakfast! The fiber in these cups will keep you full until lunch too! And all those healthy fats in the mix are just what your body needs to absorb the vitamins and minerals in the fruits and granola. Simply put, these little cups are delicious and nutritious. And, you can make a bunch of them to meal prep for the week.
How long will these granola cups be good? Well, they are never going to be as fresh as the day you made them, but you should be able to safely still eat them for up to a week. Two things though: First, keep them dry! They should be stored in an airtight container, and if the cups start to crumble, you should go ahead and throw them out. Also, when storing them, do NOT put the filling in. Keep it separate until you are ready to eat otherwise the cups will get soggy and break down.
Coconut Granola Fruit Cups
- 1 medium banana mashed
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup coconut flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 cup pitted chopped cherries
- 1 cup chopped peaches
- Preheat oven to 330F. Spray 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
- Mix banana, honey, and vanilla extract in large bowl. Add oats, coconut, cinnamon and salt. Mix well.
- Portion mixture into prepared muffin cups, pressing up the sides with a spoon to form a bowl.
- Bake 12 minutes, or until browned. Remove from oven and let cool 20 minutes before removing from muffin tin.
- Fill granola cups with yogurt and top with cherries and peaches.